Phone: (512) 505 - 5000
Cell: (512) 415 - 9292
Fax: (512) 505 - 5024
Gary S. Farmer is President of Heritage Title Company of Austin, Inc. He has been in the title insurance business since 1985. During Gary's tenure, Heritage has been recognized for its excellence in the commercial title insurance arena as it has grown to be among the largest independently owned title agencies in Texas.
Gary is involved in a variety of civic and charitable endeavors. Currently, Gary serves as a Board Member of the following organizations: Greater Austin Economic Development Corporation, The University of Texas Chancellor's Council, The University of Texas Development Board, the President's Council of The Real Estate Council of Austin, the National Multi Housing Council and The Rise School of Austin.
Gary founded the Greater Austin Economic Development Corporation in 2003 and served as their Chairman for eight (8) years. Gary is the Past Chair of Opportunity Austin (1.0, 2.0 and 3.0), Past Chair of Advantage Austin III, Founder and Past Chair of The Real Estate Council of Austin, Past Chair of Capital Area Transportation Coalition, Past Chair of Take on Traffic Initiative, Past Chair of Caritas Community Advisory Board (two terms), and has served as a Board Member on numerous other civic and charitable boards. He has chaired six (6) Capital Campaigns which have raised approximately $75,000,000 for community endeavors. Additionally, Gary has served on three (3) Mayoral Task Forces dealing with the economy, the environment and healthcare.
Gary and his wife, Susan, are graduates of The University of Texas, the proud parents of three daughters and members of Tarrytown United Methodist Church.
Gary S. Farmer's Awards and Accolades:
2014, "River Hero Award" by Colorado River Alliance, for his support of Colorado River conservation.
2012, "Pillar of the Community" by Zach Scott Theatre, recognizing his work to develop Austin into a special place.
2011, "The Kilcrease Award" by Austin Technology Incubator, for his work to support entrepreneurial activity in the technology sector.
2009, Distinguished Citizen Award by the Boy Scouts of America
2009, "Top 10 People Who Made a Difference in the Southern United States" by Southern Business and Development Magazine
2009, The State's Road Hand Award by the Texas Department of Transportation
2007, "Flying Tiger Award" by CATC
2006, "Austinite of the Year" by the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
2006, RECA named its highest award as "The Gary S. Farmer Commendation of Excellence Award"
2005, W. Neal Kocurek Real Estate Lifetime Achievement Award by the Austin Business Journal
1998, Sam Walton Business Leader Award by the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
1994, "The Outstanding Young Title Person" by the Texas Land Title Association